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Film and Literary Modernism

Editor(s): Robert P. McParland
Contributors: Jason Barrett Fix, Vomn Sundrach, Lars Gustaf Andersson, Sreenjaya Banerjee, Mount, Daniel Burns, Meyrar Karen-Kuik,

Book Description

In Film and Literary Modernism, the connections between film, modernist literature, and the arts are explored by an international group of scholars. The impact of cinema upon our ways of seeing the world is highlighted in essays on city symphony films, avant-garde cinema, European filmmaking and key directors and personalities from Charlie Chaplin, Sergei Eisenstein and Alain Renais to Alfred Hitchcock and Mae West. Contributors investigate the impact of film upon T. S. Eliot, time and stream of consciousness in Virginia Woolf and Henri Bergson, the racial undercurrents in the film adaptations of Ernest Hemingway’s fiction, and examine the film writing of William Faulkner, James Agee, and Graham Greene. Robert McParland assembles an international group of researchers including independent film makers, critics and professors of film, creative writers, teachers of architecture and design, and young doctoral scholars, who offer a multi-faceted look at modernism and the art of the film.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-4450-5
ISBN-10: 1-4438-4450-0
Date of Publication: 01/03/2013
Pages / Size: 255 / A5
Price: £44.99


Robert P. McParland is Associate Professor of English and Chair of the English Department at Felician College. He is the author of Charles Dickens’s American Audience (2010) and How to Write About Joseph Conrad (2011) and the editor of Music and Literary Modernism (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009). Along with his essays on literature, modern history, music, and film adaptation, he writes fiction and drama and composes music. He has received the Kornitzer Book Award, been recognized as a Writers Network Hollywood screenplay finalist, and has written musicals based on the works of Charles Dickens and Oscar Wilde.